Google Pixel 4 - Set Up Face Recognition

Note Notes:

  • Face unlock is utilized to unlock the device.
  • A screen lock must be active (e.g., PIN, pattern, etc.) to use Face unlock.
  • If synced to a corporate exchange account, the availability of this option is dependent upon the policies of your IT admin.


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Security Security icon.
  3. Tap Face unlock.
  4. Perform one of the following:
    • For first time setup:
      1. Choose an option and follow the steps to set up a screen lock:
        • Face unlock + Pattern
        • Face unlock + PIN
        • Face unlock + Password
      2. Review the info then tap Next.
      3. Review the info then tap Start.
        Note If presented with feedback option. tap I agree Confirm to opt in or Skip to decline.
      4. While holding the phone 8-20 inches away, position your face within the circle displayed on-screen.
      5. From the 'Looks good!' screen, tap Done.
    • To remove face data:
      • From the 'Face unlock' menu, tap Delete face data.
      • To confirm, review the disclaimer then tap Delete.